Sloppy Joe’s

"recipes"Liz LuscombComment

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Don’t feel like cooking but you have to anyway?  Yeah.  That’s how I feel most days, too.  For those particular evenings, I reach for my handful of really easy recipes that can satisfy my hungry mob on any given night.  My sloppy joe is one of those meals.  It only takes, maybe, twenty minutes to make. 


You know, I don’t think there is a single American household that hasn’t made it at least once, if not a gazillion times.  It’s just that good.  And that easy.  So yeah…stash this recipe somewhere and make it soon.  It’s gooood.  I promise.


If you’re in need of some other quick dinners, then this one should do the trick.  It’s one of my most pinned recipes.  click here and here for others.



1 teaspoon celery seed

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

2 teaspoons of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of cumin

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

3 oz of tomato paste

8 oz tomato sauce

1 can of petite diced tomatoes

1lb. hamburger meat, cooked

pinch of salt & pepper



In a medium skillet, brown your meat, and drain the fat.  Then add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and sauce.  Stir well. 

Next, add all other ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture has thickened.

Serve warm on toasted buns!

**Here is just a tip:  I once left out the Worcestershire sauce because I didn’t have any on hand, and you tell the difference.  So if you had to leave out an ingredient, make sure it isn’t that one!**